My unexpected gift this summer has certainly been summer school. I did not expect to be so happy during my 4 hour day teaching instead of lounging at home! Here is a little of what we have been up to lately. We finished the self portraits and they are hanging in the cafeteria. I realize when looking at photos that I have neglected to take final photos of them, so I will do that tomorrow. Here are a few with their backgrounds almost complete, or completed. It was a very successful project! I will edit this post tomorrow and include some new photos.
The next big project is going to be some full length body silhouettes in the style of ITune ads. It is always good to make children aware of advertising and how they use certain techniques to catch their attention and make them want what is being sold! So we are doing some silhouettes with fancy backgrounds (again) and they will be "selling" some type of item, in their hands, or on their body in some way- like head phones, a t-shirt, shoes, etc. This is a big project, using lots of paper and eventually paint. I traced a lot of the kids' shapes, as you will see!
The little kids are watercoloring color "explosions" and will use their imaginations to find pictures in the shapes- update to follow!
I go home and do not get up for at least an hour! whew!
|Some nearly completed projects! - Notice the one on the left, it is a pilots chair in a helicopter!|
|Not quite finished!|
The older kids are doing large silhouettes- here they are cutting out the body shape and me doing some tracing
|Cutting out body shapes|
|Me tracing a child|
|This shouldn't tickle a bit!|
Speaking of getting into it, there is a person who shares my room in the afternoon- who shall remain nameless- who got himself into the paint of the backgrounds as they were hanging up to dry. Little did he know that the art room is hazardous to your wardrobe! Hehehe. Duck! Art! :)
The little kids were doing an imagination picture using watercolor and markers. Then with the leftover time - making pictures out of wooden shapes! Wow, there is a lot of creativity going on, you can see it buzzing around in the air!!
|Busy hands and minds|
Until tomorrow, be a joy giver!!